|ACUTA is looking for ideas and proposals for educational sessions for its 2013 Annual Conference. We welcome proposals from representatives of higher education institutions and consulting firms. Applicants are not required to be members of ACUTA.
Please submit your application by September 17, 2012. Sessions should cover university projects and/or trends in the industry. Presentations should not promote the products or solutions of individual companies.
We urge members and other communications and collaboration technology professionals to take advantage of the opportunity to share experiences, innovations, and successes. Presentations may offer a case study, help members develop new skills, address a policy issue, or demonstrate a lesson learned. In-depth technical content is welcome.
Educational sessions are 60 – 90 minutes in length. We encourage individuals submitting proposals to consider ways to keep the audience engaged by breaking up presentations with time for small group discussion. Proposals for panel discussions and more interactive discussion sessions are welcome.
We invite members who haven’t spoken a great deal to consider presenting at ACUTA where the audience is very supportive. Novice presenters may be more comfortable suggesting a lightning round or poster session, or pairing up with a colleague and sharing a speaking opportunity.
|Has your school or organization completed a project or initiative in one of the following areas that you can share with the ACUTA community?
- Preparing infrastructure and services to support online learning and classrooms of tomorrow
- Supporting high-performance computing, large data, and learning analytics
- Residential support and services
- Supporting the use of institutional mobile apps and productivity tools
- Models for supporting user-owned devices at your institution
- Business continuity/disaster recovery
- Emergency communications, notification, or E911
- Funding IT strategically, including experiences with cost cutting in telecom/IT
- Use of consortia and relationships with other institutions for procurement and/or collaboration
- Innovative communication and collaboration tools and infrastructure including hosted VoIP, unified communications, SIP services, web conferencing
- Innovative IP tools for surveillance, smart buildings, or physical security
- Negotiation, contract review, product vetting, or vendor relationships
- Career progression or mentoring
- Team building or coping with stress
- Strategic IT planning
- Managing services in cloud or outsourced situations
- Regulatory, compliance, and legislative issues such as requirements for e-discovery, retrieval of records, PCIDSS
- Enterprise network management, tools (such as Openflow), and security
- Managing wireless networks
- Case studies of projects to improve the communications infrastructure at your institution, including cellular/DAS
- Data center design and server and storage architecture studies
- Identity management; federated ID, or authentication
- Enterprise data network architecture design including support for IPv6
- Virtualization of IT, VDI, virtual desktops
- Customer relationship management, customer support, help desk management
- Business process redesign, continuous improvement, ITIL, metrics, improving institutional operational efficiencies through IT
- Project and portfolio management for IT
- Business/service management models for IT
We are also soliciting proposals to teach a 3-hour tutorial on April 17 on one of the following topics:
- Introduction to Telecommunications
- IPv6 implementation
Individuals interested in teaching a tutorial should specify a 3-hour time slot when they complete the Speaker Proposal Form.